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Founded in 1876 and chartered by the U.S. Congress, the American Chemical Society (ACS) are one of the world’s largest scientific organizations, with more than 200,000 individuals in their global community across 140 countries. Their mission is to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and all its people. ACS's vision is to improve all people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry.

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Nanoparticles Could Enable a More Sensitive and Durable Rapid COVID-19 Test

Researchers have developed a rapid test that uses molecularly imprinted polymer nanoparticles, rather than antibodies, to detect SARS-CoV-2. The new test is more sensitive and works under more extreme conditions than antibody-based tests.
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Waste Polystyrene Turned Into Useful Benzoic Acid on a Sunny Windowsill

Scientists have discovered a way to upcycle polystyrene waste into benzoic acid, a chemical with wide commercial demand, through a mild process that uses light, an oxygen-rich environment and an abundant iron-based catalyst.
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New Lightweight Coating To Reduce Wood Flammability

Researchers report on a new type of coating that could limit the flammability of wood used in construction, potentially providing more time to escape fires and also curbing their spread.
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Most Facemasks Don't Expose Wearers to Harmful PFASs

Researchers found that most face masks tested contain low or negligible levels of PFAS, except for one marketed to firefighters, which could pose health risks in certain situations.
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Plastic Broken Down Into Molecular Building Blocks

Researchers have designed a polymer than can be broken down into its monomeric "building blocks" so that it can be fully recycled.
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Lettuce Engineered To Produce Hormone for Astronauts

Long-term space missions will expose humans to extended periods of microgravity, resulting in a loss of bone mass. Could transgenic lettuce, engineered to produce a hormone capable of enhancing bone growth, offer a solution?
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Fungus Fed on Breadcrumbs Used To Make Sustainable Leather Alternative

Researchers have harnessed a fungus to convert food waste into sustainable faux leather, as well as paper products and cotton substitutes, with properties comparable to the traditional materials.
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Inexpensive Filter To Remove Lead From Tap Water Designed by High Schoolers

A group of high school students report a solution to the problem of lead contamination in drinking water — an inexpensive faucet attachment that removes this toxic metal.
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"Worm-on-a-Chip" Device Could Help Diagnose Lung Cancer

Scientists report a device that uses tiny worms to detect lung cancer cells. This “worm-on-a-chip” could someday help doctors noninvasively diagnose cancer at an earlier stage.
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Non-Hormonal Pill Could Expand Men’s Birth Control Options

A team reports the development of a non-hormonal male contraceptive that effectively prevents pregnancy in mice, without any obvious adverse effects.
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